REGULATION OVERVIEWThe regulation particulars for medical device development, included organisms and process overview, are described for five different regions: Europe, North America, Japan, China and India. This section is particularly important for microsystem device and systems manufacturers. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS Microsystem devices have applications in four key healthcare markets: pharmaceutical, in-vitro diagnostics, medical devices and medical home care. Each of these markets has its own unique dynamics, players and global drivers. Motivation for the acceptance of BioMEMS technologies is highly dependent on each individual market. Whereas the acceptance of microsystems is linked to sensibility and automation constraints in the pharmaceutical market, in the in-vitro diagnostic market it's all about portability and cost reduction; while the medical devices market is focused on addition of functionalities. Concerning the home care market, the motivations are to increase system safety and connectivity. The report reviews all four of these markets in a detailed manner.
Yole Développement's experts have identified a number of applications for each device type. These applications can be placed into five groups: patient monitoring, patient care, medical imaging, in-vitro diagnostic testing and drug delivery. For each of these groups, the report provides an overview of devices and key market drivers, along with market data.
The BioMEMS 2013 report also pays particular attention to Chinese microsystems players, as a number of new players have recently entered the market.
OBJECTIVES OF THE REPORTThe report objectives are as follows: • Provide a robust analysis of the micro devices used to develop innovative solutions for healthcare applications.• Compare Yole Développement's previous forecast with current market data and draw conclusions.• Deliver the following information for each device category: market insights, main device manufacturers and system integrators, and main trends.• Describe the market drivers per application group.
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